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Electronic Arts announced last Tuesday morning that after two decades of working with the gaming giant, its chief designer would be exiting to gear up for his “next life adventure”.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson addressed exit of Soderlund in an open letter to the public.
“Today we are announcing that Patrick Söderlund has made the decision to move on from EA,” Wilson wrote in his letter. “After nearly two decades as a pioneer for our company and industry, he will begin a new chapter later this year.”
There are no reports nor any official statements where Soderlund will be going, or what he is up to next. But it is undeniably a huge loss for Electronic Arts as Soderlund was without a doubt a huge asset for the company.
Formerly the CEO of DICE, Soderlund oversaw what was going on in Electronic Arts as its Vice President and as the company introduced creative changes with projects like the development of the Frostbite engine.
According to Wilson, the departure of Soderland called for some reorganization within the company. He noted that a few teams will be moving within the organization after Soderland leaves.
A SEED team led by Johan Andersson will be joining the studios group to help in creating more innovations and continue driving design within the company. And, EA Originals and EA Partners team will be handled by Rob Letts will be placed in the Strategic Growth group.